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Big picture bleak, closer examination brighter!

Big picture bleak, closer examination brighter!
Its 6pm Saturday, week one of our fourth and final 2018, 3-week 100 Auction, Inner Melbourne Family Home, Market Temperature Test. Try saying that a few times! The results above and supporting data below are self-explanatory. Yes? No? Maybe? Have you been to an auction, EOI or off-market lately – is it a bit hit and miss? Not really. In fact, we [...]
It’s official, we have a new No. 1!

It’s official, we have a new No. 1!

At 6.00pm the James Spring 100 Auction Clearance Rate for $M+ Inner Melbourne family homes was 53% over the 3-week market test period (Aug 25, Sept 1 and 8). Last week our heading was Wipeout – it was a shocking day on the streets (31%) –  today (66%) the results are a bounce back to the previous week (61%) [...]
Price Uncertainty is the New Black

Price Uncertainty is the New Black

Price has become such an interesting concept in this market. There feels to be an overall lack of trust and comfort with regards to what price to pay – so whilst many things are different between the market of now (eg still some volcano auctions, 6 bidders sub $2m at 18 Barkly St, Brighton, Alex Schiavo)  [...]
Cash is Why

Cash is Why

It’s 6.00 pm on Saturday, the first of 3 weeks in our May 100 Auction test. It played out to an expected script, with a near cold 63% clearance rate on family homes over $2 million and the James Bidderman is a consistently chilly 1.3 (bidders per auction), on what are relatively low stock levels for a “normal” May. Look at the [...]
Is now a good time? 6% bought under the hammer today!

Is now a good time? 6% bought under the hammer today!

A-Graders are still selling! However, this was the only home we saw sell under the hammer today. There were 3 bidders at 2 Irymple Avenue, Glen Iris which  sold for $2,750,000, John Morrisby. Contents: 1. Under the Hammer 2. Is Now a Good Time? 3. Dr. Good Strategy 4. Around the Grounds – Auction Reports 5. Market Fresh – one-liners on 25 Top [...]
Bang a Big Easter!

Bang a Big Easter!

The 2018 market has been challenging for buyers & sellers and therefore buying & selling agents. So it was good to have a laugh with the great GERALD on his Vespa – after our client bought in Sorrento on Easter Saturday. Good work as well by the third musketeer – Liz Jensen of Kay and Burton. Left Field [...]
Looking to sell Off-market

Looking to sell Off-market

Looking to sell Off-market? Most people know Mal and Gina at James Buyer Advocates because of the public homes they’ve bought, like But you never see the many, many private homes they buy quietly and confidentially Off-market. Lyall St Hawthorn, Black St Brighton, The Ridge Canterbury, Hodgson St Kew, Stanhope St Malvern x 2, Favril St Hampton, Grace [...]
Values versus Pricing at the Highest End

Values versus Pricing at the Highest End

Week One: Value is not a number, it is a feeling. Price has no emotion, no conjecture, it’s factual. Price is not value and value is not price. I buy a number of family homes for people –  perhaps more than anybody else in Melbourne, perhaps not – and at some point in the client and buyer advocate discussion [...]
All the signs point to a solid opening season

All the signs point to a solid opening season

There seems little doubt the market has started a lot better than it finished last year. However, all is still conjecture until the market has spoken over our 3 week James 100 Auction Market Test which will be conducted on Feb 24, March 3, skip long weekend and then March 17th. Pre Christmas, the market was as flat as [...]
Scotch College’s buying tactics – Dustin Martin and Ralph Carr

Scotch College’s buying tactics – Dustin Martin and Ralph Carr

End of Year Bumper Edition Contents: Yesterday’s Rout 2017 Year in Review Younger People’s compassion and tax problem Around the Grounds Scotch College’s curious auction strategy Emotion v $ when deciding on a home Transparency The “Reserve” malaise widens Ralph Carr and Dustin Martin Thank you’s 2017 – Top 5 Reads at James Market News Next Edition It’s never as good as it seems and it’s never as bad as it [...]
Let’s face a home truth – the elephant in the room – population

Let’s face a home truth – the elephant in the room – population

Ferocious bidding on the right homes – despite this being the largest auction start to a year in Melbourne auction history – the market lapped it up, spat out a few and said ”feed me, feed me, give me more.” At 6.00 pm the James Clearance Rate on Inner Melbourne Homes was close enough to 90% – yep [...]
Auctions still 2 weeks away – but off markets are happening now!

Auctions still 2 weeks away – but off markets are happening now!

JAMES AUCTION REPORT: 29 Rubens Grove, Canterbury – one of the very rare Top End auctions today. A big crowd of over 130 people gathered on both sides of this street today. Presiding was our Auctioneer Doug McLaughlin. His preamble described a 1920’s home on 1066 sqm in a family friendly street which has already seen most [...]
It’s going to be a white (hot) Christmas

It’s going to be a white (hot) Christmas

Welcome to our 2016 Bumper Christmas Edition. In this, our last article for 2016 – the key to good sex, nothing about that American bloke and a segment on how to get $70,000 for free every year. Plenty of positives, but apologies we don’t seem to have any fake news! And to the Inner Melbourne Market. Wow, what a finish [...]
市场已经启动,就像消防车而不像运货卡车

市场已经启动,就像消防车而不像运货卡车

  9 Victoria Avenue, Canterbury (Scott Patterson) $4,110,000交易成功 – 4位竞拍者 – 超过保留价$610,000 竞拍人数 3  0位竞拍者 16%  1位竞拍者 0%  2/3位竞拍者 48%  4位以上竞拍者 36% James市场总结 截止到今晚6点,墨尔本晚冬市场表现的很强劲,James百万以上房产清盘率为88%,并且在我们观测或参加的25场拍卖中,每场平均有高达3位竞拍者。 近郊市场正迅速脱颖而出 – 部分原因是由于缺少新上市的独栋家庭住房数量。 然而,这并不完全是由于缺少新上市的房产,(我去了Alastair Craige 在87 Rowell Street, Camberwell的公开展示房,他确认新的存量下降了25%),与冬季休假前强势领头的当地市场相反,现在亚洲人市场又出现了,而且还并未到此为止。平均3位竞标者,所有拍卖房产中1/3的好房产出现的井喷现象是一个大新闻——即使发生在存量低的情况下。 当我们说亚洲人市场明显回归,是指它原本的基地,墨尔本市场的发动机——Boroondara的高端市场(Kew, Hawthorn, Canterbury和周围)。 是的,我们是一个多元文化的城市,因此我们无法来确定每一个来参加拍卖人的国籍,因此我们所说的是,在此时此地我们正看到更多强有力的竞标来自有亚洲背景的购房者——要比我们在去年下半年和今年上半年看到的多。 事实正像我们在Boroondara的专家Simone Clarke 和 Matthew Quinn 所报道的那样。 8 Moonbria Kew (Andrew Macmillan) – 5 位竞标者 (3 位有亚洲背景) – $3,075,000上市, 成交$3,825,000. 比保留价高了$750,000. 9 Victoria Canterbury (Rebecca Edwards) – 4位竞标者 (3位有亚洲背景) –$3,500,000上市, [...]
The Elements, Sniffs and Senses are there – but the buyers Mmmmm.

The Elements, Sniffs and Senses are there – but the buyers Mmmmm.

The BIG question for the next two months before the July winter hiatus is………Price. Will seller expectations match buyer expectations? At auctions the answer appears to be a yes, but away from auctions (off markets) we are not so sure. In our opinion, most market inaction away from auctions is due to sellers. There is no doubt there are [...]

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